Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

CTSP J.P. Domhof Helps Train First Nations’ Workforce in Canada

J.P. Domhof had been in the safety field for more than 15 years, in uranium mining and construction in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Six years ago, he joined Kitsaki Vegetation Services, which specializes in powerline right-of-way (ROW) clearance, and decided to seek TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential. “I thought it would be beneficial professionally […]

CTSP Keeps You Accountable

At Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping, the position of safety director was once a part-time role, paired with being a full-time crew leader. That was when this accredited, 22-year TCIA member company based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was a small operation. No more. With more than 90 employees, the position is now full time. Taking […]

CTSP Spurs New Ideas for Angus Barnhart-Usedom

During a line-clearance training session for a group of community-college students last winter, trainer Angus Barnhart-Usedom encountered a student wary of chain saws. “I realized I had to switch up my teaching style for a timid person. You sometimes come across someone for whom you need to adjust to accommodate their style of learning. They […]

Training Helps John Talkington Set High Standards

John Talkington’s career as an engineer has involved much safety training, so he was naturally drawn to TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program. The program helps tree care managers develop skills they can use as safety “coaches” for their crews, and helps them create and foster a safe work environment. Talkington’s motivation for earning […]

My Certified Tree Care Safety Professional (CTSP) Journey

In the fall of 2014, I was a sophomore at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Much like any 19-year-old, I did not know what I wanted to do in my career. I was fortunate to have two roommates who were enrolled in the Safety and Occupational Health and Applied Sciences (SOHAS) program. They […]

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